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HeliServicesNZ Fox & Franz

Franz Josef, New Zealand
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About HeliServicesNZ Fox & Franz
Glaciers are one of nature’s most breathtaking spectacles. Fox Glacier and Franz Josef are internationally-renowned glaciers that attract visitors from around the world every year. Fly up over the ice, and see pinnacles, crevasses, seracs, and the deep blue ice of glacier country. Walk-ins welcome.
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Twin Glacier Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier including snow landing (allow 30 minutes)

Visit both the Franz Josef Glacier and the Fox Glacier on a single tour from Franz Josef on this flight tour that includes a snow landing. Get up close with the blue ice of these mammoth glaciers and snap unbelievable aerial photos from both the air and the ground level. Learn about the glaciology and environment of the area through your pilot's guided commentary.
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30 minutes
from US$269.19

Fox or Franz Josef Glacier including snow landing (allow 20 minutes)

Get aerial views of Fox Glacier or Franz Josef Glacier on this air flight, including a snow landing. Take fantastic photos of the pinnacles and sheer crevasses, then make a snow landing for more shots of you and your party. Multiple departure times throughout the day make for a flexible outing, and you'll learn about the glaciers through your guide/pilot's informative commentary.
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20 minutes
from US$206.50

The GRAND TOUR including snow landing (allow 40 minutes)

This short helicopter tour offers the unique opportunity to get close to two of New Zealand’s iconic glaciers, the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. Fly by some of the region’s many natural wonders, including Mount Tasman, Aoraki Mount Cook and Tasman Glacier, and make the most of incredible photo opportunities. This tour is operated by the only local company with Government permission to land on the snow inside Westland Tai Poutini National Park – you won’t get this chance with anyone else.
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40 minutes
from US$365.07

Mount Cook and Fox Glacier including snow landing (allow 30 minutes)

The scenic Southern Alps are a popular flyover destination, with incredible views of the mountains and glaciers from the air. Rather than just flying over, this tour adds a snow landing during your flight, so you can enjoy the sprawling alpine views and get astonishing landscape photos without a massive hike. Fly around the ice-trapped Fox Glacier and around Aoraki Mount Cook, the highest mountain in New Zealand.
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30 minutes
from US$269.19
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Kiwitravelers2013 wrote a review 10 Apr
Auckland, New Zealand40 contributions8 helpful votes
An amazing tour. One of the best we have done. The staff were fabulous from my first contact to book to the time we left. The pilot was great making sure we were all ok at all times. A huge thank you to Heliservices for making a great trip awesome ..
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Phillip B wrote a review 5 Apr
Palmerston North, New Zealand169 contributions46 helpful votes
Well!!! What an experience. Rachel is one cool young pilot. She loves her job and who wouldn't. Flying up onto the glacier is such a unique experience. Getting out onto the snow on Franz Josef and taking photos was amazing. The onboard commentary is really good. The whole service is very professionally run. Well worth every dollar.
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Adri wrote a review 3 Apr
Lincoln, New Zealand10 contributions
Our family (kids 8 & 11) did the Fox Glacier snow landing trip. The reception staff was really good and explained all the safety procedures clearly. Our pilot Hamish was really friendly and his calm nature made me feel safe in the helicopter. The views of the glacier was just breathtaking! Landing on top of the mountain just topped it off. The smiles on the kids faces...priceless. Would highly recommend HeliServices!
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Liz N wrote a review Mar 2021
Timaru63 contributions29 helpful votes
This was a new experience for me and I would highly recommend it to everyone getting to see both the Fox and Franz glaciers so close and landing on one was something I will never forget. Breathtaking views thanks to Rachel our pilot. Thanks Mike for organizing our flight and our Franz Joseph experiences. We had an amazing two days in Franz and will come back again. If you haven't been to Franz Joseph yet - go soon and enjoy
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Response from Michael N, General Manager at HeliServicesNZ Fox & Franz
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much Liz N for such an amazing review. Really pleased you were able to see both the Fox and Franz Josef with snow landing, our most popular tour. I will pass on your feedback to the team at HeliServices.NZ : )
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Leonie v wrote a review Feb 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand6 contributions
We had booked to do the Grand Tour flight but unfortunately the weather wasn't good enough. The friendly ground crew were great giving us updates on likelihood of getting any flights up and they managed to get us on a short flight to get up close to Franz Josef glacier. It was a thrilling ride and worth waiting for - a bucket list item for sure!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Michael N, General Manager at HeliServicesNZ Fox & Franz
Responded 15 Feb 2021
Thank you IeOniea... for the fantastic 5 stars rating. it was unfortunate not to get the full "Grand Tour" however I am pleased there was good weather for another option. Thank you for putting us on your bucket list.
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